Burnley MICHOPOULOS: Left unprotected for first goal but coped with most of Portsmouth's 17 attempts to score...6

THOMAS: Troubled by the pace of the lively Steve Lovell who ran rings round the Burnley defence...5

DAVIS: Held the defence as firm as possible and made his customary charge up front for the closing stages...6

ARMSTRONG: Felt the penalty decision against him was harsh but did struggle at times against Pompey's three frontmen...5

LITTLE: A few good runs and a couple of dangerous crosses but never got properly involved in the game...5

COOK: A great ball sent Graham Branch free in the early stages but faded as game went on...5

TAYLOR: Found his match in Darren 'Bruno' Moore, who got his head to most things...5

BRANCH: Tried hard in his more forward role but nothing seemed to come off for him...5

MOORE: Kept quiet by the Portsmouth defence and struggled to get near the ball...5

WELLER: Had a real battle with £750,000 man Jamie Vincent on the right flank...6

BALL: Couldn't make his usual impact...5


BRISCOE: A welcome return for 'Brisser', looked lively...6

MULLIN: Pressed forward for the Clarets in the latter stages but couldn't change things...6

COX: Booked within ten seconds of entering the fray...5 Portsmouth

FLAHAVAN: Faced just two shots on target...6

MOORE: Got his head to almost every ball...7

VINCENT: Lively down his left flank...8

SHARPE: Came to life after the interval...8

NIGHTINGALE: Took his goal well...8

MILLS: Should have scored in the opening minutes...7

HILEY: Solid in defence, kept Moore quiet...8

CROWE: Played in some dangerous crosses...7

BRADY: Helped Pompey to win midfield battle...7

LOVELL: Ran the Burnley defence ragged...8

PANAPOULOS: Some great runs from midfield, kept his cool with the penalty...9


HARPER: On for three minutes

RUDONJA: Injury time replacement Vital statistics

Corners...Portsmouth 1 Burnley 5

Shots...Portsmouth 17 Burnley 5

Shots on target...Portsmouth 8 Burnley 2

Free kicks conceded...Portsmouth 9 Burnley 15

Woodwork...Portsmouth 1 Burnley 0

Off-sides...Portsmouth 0 Burnley 0

Referee...Mr N Barry 4


Yellow cards...Burnley: Weller (foul) and Cox (foul); Portsmouth: Vincent (foul)

Red cards...None Time for action:

02 Steve Lovell races past Mitchell Thomas from midfield and his shot curls round the post

03 A Lee Sharpe corner is headed down by unmarked Lee Mills straight at the Burnley keeper

43 Gareth Taylor fires Burnley's first effort wide from 20 yards

56 Sharpe finds Jason Crowe on the right wing and his cross is clipped home by Luke Nightingale

58 Mike Panopoulos gets on the end of Nightingale's cross but the ball rolls kindly for Michopoulos

68 Steve Davis blocks Lovell's initial run into the area. The striker keeps hold of the ball and turns straight into Armstrong, is grounded and the referee points to the spot

69 Panopoulos v Michopoulos for the penalty shoot-out and Pompey's Australian Greek man sends the Burnley keeper the wrong way

79 Glen Little fires Burnley's first effort on target from 25 yards but it is easy for Aaron Flahavan in the Pompey goal

82 Lee Mills finds Lee Sharpe 20 yards but his shot crashes off the upright

88 Little goes into challenge Kevin Harper and comes off the worst. He is carried off the pitch with an ankle injury leaving Burnley with ten men for the closing stages